Browsing All posts tagged under »Australia«

A Tiger Topped

August 16, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a short essay for Roads & Kingdoms about “my greatest — well, only — invention”: a “Tiger topped”. Advertisements

David Warner: The Turning Point

July 28, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a 1000 word piece for The New Daily about the sound advice from Trent Woodhill that turned David Warner’s career around. A slighter longer version of the piece subsequently ran on The Guardian Sport Network.

Joe Root: Mentally Strong, But Technically Flawed

July 22, 2015

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By SB Tang Note: this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network on 21 July 2015.  Everybody loves Joe Root right now. And who wouldn’t? Since being dropped for the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January 2014, Root has plundered 1530 runs — including five hundreds, four of which were of the monster, unbeaten […]

Phillip Hughes: Forever Not Out

December 12, 2014

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By SB Tang Note: Phillip Hughes’s manager, James Henderson, has, on behalf of Phillip’s family, read and approved this obituary. An edited version of this obituary appeared in New Statesman.  Phillip Joel Hughes was born on 30 November 1988 in Macksville, a small Australian country town (population: 2786), 471 kilometres north of Sydney. He grew […]

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014

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Note: The Guardian published an abbreviated, 1276 word version of my open letter to the Proteas on 20 February 2014. They’ve kindly given me permission to publish the full version of my letter on my personal blog. Here it is: Dear South African Test Cricket Team For most of the past five years, you have been the […]

On Haigh

January 21, 2014

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Here’s a 3000 word piece about Gideon Haigh that I wrote for The Guardian. The full 8000-odd word version of my piece will be published here on Saturday morning Melbourne time.

Shaun Marsh: The Special One

October 22, 2013

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By SB Tang Note: this piece was re-published on The Guardian Sport Network on 25 October 2013. One summer, over a decade ago, New South Wales played Western Australia at the No 1 Sports Ground in Newcastle. The game was something of an occasion for the town of 143,613 people which clings to the coast about 160 […]